Experience the Power of Modern Dance in Contemporary Choreographers Showcase
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The last date listed for The Joffrey Ballet Presents Contemporary Choreographers was Sunday February 23, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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Known as "the company of firsts," Joffrey Ballet was the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television, the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to have a major motion picture based on them (Robert Altman's The Company). Experience this must-see dance company's innovative dance work live as they present Stories in Motion, a trio of works from three exciting contemporary choreographers. Works include Balanchine's Prodigal Son, based on the biblical tale of sin and redemption from one of the greatest choreographers of all time. Antony Tudor's masterpiece Lilac Garden explores the conflicting emotions of a young woman who's trapped by the strictures of Edwardian culture and forced to give up the young man she loves. Stories in Motion also features the Joffrey premiere of RAkU, in which Ukranian-born choreographer Yuri Possokhov uses the burning of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto as the point of departure for a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy. Learn More
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Featured review from Deb O.Red Velvet
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We very much enjoyed this performance. The Joffrey company is outstanding. Our reaction to the choreography was uneven. We really loved the first piece, and were less enthralled by the subsequent pieces. However, the performance definitely made us want to see more of the Joffrey.
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The seats provided by Goldstar were, as usual, wonderful. We were in the dress circle towards the center. The program had three separate pieces, all of which were interesting to watch with imaginative contemporary choreography. The energy of the...continued
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: György Ligeti
Wheeldon’s contemporary masterpiece is a stunning abstract rendering of music into movement and patterns. It is enchanting, wistful, and often profound.
Choreography: Brock Clawson
Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb
Named for the well-known Chicago street, Crossing Ashland is a metaphor for facing change within us.
_ Choreography: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun & Erik Satie
Episode 31 is a large group piece showcasing the dancers’ youth, vigor and athleticism. The piece features contrasting pumping, almost tribal sequences with strong balletic poses.